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BA in Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Sociology prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program focuses on the forces that produce stability and changes in people's behavior, beliefs and attitudes and social organization. Students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in sociology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical concepts and historical trends in sociology
  • Apply the scientific method to examine sociological issues
  • Describe the importance of values, ethical standards and diversity in sociology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the individual in society in regard to such areas as: culture, socialization, groups and organizations, and crime
  • Discuss some of the underlying factors concerning such areas as: social stratification, global stratification, race and ethnicity, and gender
  • Compare the social dynamics of some of the major social institutions

*This list is a guide. Other Sociology courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note 1: The following DSST exam OR online course may be used as an elective in the sociology area of study: DSST exam: Substance Abuse (3 credits); SOS-304-OL: Drugs and Society (3 credits).

Note 2: SOS-304-OL: Drugs and Society DUPLICATES DSST exam: Substance Abuse.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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